Slovakia Update #100 – Video Production/Celebration

So here we are, #100. I have been in Slovakia just about 5 months now, and just about every second of that was an adventure. But, today I am going to talk about the “production” of the video I made in celebration, and perhaps some smaller things.

I nearly froze to death making this video. In total, I spent about two and a half hours filming the different landmarks, as I had some troubles along the way. More than once, I had to wait for people to get out of the way, whether it was the homeless people at Urpin hill, or a wedding going on at the cathedral. In the end it started to snow on me slight;y, and the sun began to set. I really would have liked to go more in-detail in the video, but I didn’t have enough footage for that (I actually had plenty of footage, but they were all still shots, and I didn’t realise that I didn’t like that until I was editing).

I do wish I had a better microphone for the voice recording, but that couldn’t be helped. I just used my laptops microphone, which wasn’t too bad; but wasn’t great either. To write the script, record, and completely edit, took me around 4 hours. In reality, it took me around 6 hours of real work, but my¬†completely legitimate video editing software crashed, and I lost my project. I almost gave up there, and let me tell you that is a very close almost.

So in the end, what am I trying to say? I had a lot of fun making this, and I would very much consider making another one, of better quality. Well, I will have to see where the road takes me, and work from there. I know celebrating my 100th post is a little cheesy and dumb, but I thought it necessary to recognize an important milestone. Thank you to all that have been reading this jumbled grouping of thoughts, AKA my blog, and I hope that you will enjoy it in the future!


  • Julie

    January 28, 2018

    Good video. Thanks for taking the time to share a little of what you have learned.

  • Sam

    January 31, 2018

    Good Job!

  • Ginger

    February 5, 2018

    I enjoyed the video. Please do more! And Happy 100th day!!


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